Computing

Progression of Skills for Computing

Intent

At Tutshill C of E, we offer a structured sequence of lessons to ensure coverage of the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. Delivered through our core Christian Values, we provide opportunities for children to show creativity, develop perseverance and show responsibility when using technology. The content of our curriculum allows for a broad, deep understanding of computing and how it links to children's lives, allowing children to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. Using our Learning Behaviours, children develop analytical problem-solving skills and learn to reflect, evaluate and apply when using information technology. It also enables them to become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information technology.

Implementation

Each lesson contains revision, analysis and problem-solving. Through the sequence of lessons, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of the digital world and see its place in their future. Cross-curricular links are also important in supporting other areas of learning. In KS1, the focus is on developing the use of algorithms, programming and how technology can be used safely and purposefully. In KS2, lessons still focus on algorithms, programming and coding but in a more complex way and for different purposes. Children also develop their knowledge of computer networks, internet services and the safe and purposeful use of the internet and technology. Data Handling is featured more heavily in UKS2. Skills learnt through KS1 and LKS2 are used to support data presentation.

Impact

At Tutshill C of E, learning in computing will be enjoyed across the school. Children will use digital and technological vocabulary accurately, alongside a progression in their technical skills. They will be confident using a range of hardware and software and will produce high-quality purposeful products. Children will see the digital world as part of their world, extending beyond school, and understand that they have choices to make. They will be confident and respectful digital citizens going on to lead happy and healthy digital lives.